Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
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The Leo Baeck Institute is continually collecting new archival materials related to the history of German-speaking Jews.
The LBI works with other libraries and consortia to integrate our collections into their search portals so that they are discoverable in context with other similar materials.
The Austrian Heritage Collection documents the history of Austrian-Jewish émigrés who fled to the US during the Nazi years through oral history interviews and collection of archival materials.
DigiBaeck is your gateway to LBI's digital collections, a growing treasury of artifacts that document the rich heritage of German-speaking Jewry in the modern era.
In addition to books and archival collections devoted to music and musicians, LBI has a small collection of recorded music.
The LBI Archives contain over 25,000 photographs ranging from family snapshots to the estates of professional photographers to albums assembled by Jewish communal institutions.
Music at the Leo Baeck Institute
Eric Rau collection, AR 10550 This assembly of sound recordings combines traditional synagogue- and High Holidays music with Yiddish folksongs, all collected by Eric Rau (1928-2013), a German born chemist and passionate activist for Jewish education. Highlights: Kol Nidre, sung by Chief Cantor Aron Weiss “Oi a Mame”, sung by …
Various recordings, AR 25347 This is an eclectic collection of mainly 78 rpm shellac records and some 33⅓ rpm vinyl gramophone records with opera arias by Richard Wagner; George Händel; and Charles Gounod, as well as some spoken lyrics and fairy tales. Highlights: Novemberwind by Emile Verhaeren Siegfried by Richard …
Please find books, portraits, photographs and archival materials by or about Nobel laureates from the LBI Library, its Archives and its Art and Objects Collection. True to the Leo Baeck Institute’s mission, most physicians, scientists, authors or advocates for peace that are represented here were Jews from German speaking lands, …